Minister Condemns Violent Protests At CPUT

[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests that continue to disrupt the academic programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

[SAnews.gov.za] Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests that continue to disrupt the academic programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

CEO of Air Seychelles Announces Resignation, Will Leave in December

[Seychelles News Agency] The chief executive officer of the Seychelles’ national carrier, Air Seychelles, will leave the company on December 31, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

[Seychelles News Agency] The chief executive officer of the Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, will leave the company on December 31, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Workshop Focuses On Mitigation Actions for Gas and Fuel Emissions

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presenc…

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Ancient DNA Increases the Genetic Time Depth of Modern Humans

[The Conversation Africa] It’s been about 2000 years since a young boy died on what is today a beach in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. In the 1960s the child’s remains were exposed to wind and rain. It was carefully excavated and taken to the m…

[The Conversation Africa] It's been about 2000 years since a young boy died on what is today a beach in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. In the 1960s the child's remains were exposed to wind and rain. It was carefully excavated and taken to the museum in Durban and later to Pietermaritzburg. Over the past four years I have worked with a team of researchers who reconstructed the DNA of the boy from Ballito Bay and other ancient individuals, and what we've discovered changed what we know about deep human history.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lessons From Togo to African Leaders Clinging to Power

[This is Africa] As the people of Togo resume protests this week, we are reminded of people power, and that despite state violence and repression, freedom is non negotiable. The Togolese people are an inspiration to other African countries facing dicta…

[This is Africa] As the people of Togo resume protests this week, we are reminded of people power, and that despite state violence and repression, freedom is non negotiable. The Togolese people are an inspiration to other African countries facing dictatorship and oppression.

source: AllAfrica News: Togo

Timol Inquest – He Was Murdered but Culprits Are Dead, Court Rules

[Daily Maverick] Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered, ruled the Pretoria High Court in a unique inquest on Thursday, overturning a 1972 ruling that he committed suicide while in detention in 1971. The Security Branch officers who could fac…

[Daily Maverick] Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered, ruled the Pretoria High Court in a unique inquest on Thursday, overturning a 1972 ruling that he committed suicide while in detention in 1971. The Security Branch officers who could face charges for pushing him from the police's John Vorster Square, however, have died. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Eskom Boss Keen to Perform His Duties

[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom’s new interim Group Chief Executive Sean Maritz has asked for space and time to focus on executing his duties as mandated by the power utility’s board with the support of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom's new interim Group Chief Executive Sean Maritz has asked for space and time to focus on executing his duties as mandated by the power utility's board with the support of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Divided Cameroon, Relic of Colonialism – a Reverse Quebec in Africa?

[This is Africa] The relics of colonialism are dispersed all over the continent, language being one of them. Cameroon’s anglophone population has protested about facing discrimination and under representation over the years. On October 1, the English s…

[This is Africa] The relics of colonialism are dispersed all over the continent, language being one of them. Cameroon's anglophone population has protested about facing discrimination and under representation over the years. On October 1, the English speaking region declared their independence from Cameroon in peaceful protests. The protests on October 1 ended with more people dead and more division in the country. The crisis which is rooted in colonialism is far from over.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Unam Lecturer Commits Suicide

[New Era] Ongwediva -A lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM)’s Oshakati campus is reported to have shot and killed himself with a shotgun at his mother’s house at Oshuungu village in Elim Constituency on Wednesday morning.

[New Era] Ongwediva -A lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM)'s Oshakati campus is reported to have shot and killed himself with a shotgun at his mother's house at Oshuungu village in Elim Constituency on Wednesday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Fort Hare Students End Boycott After Chaotic Two Weeks

[GroundUp] Students at the University of Fort Hare returned to class on Tuesday. This followed two weeks of protests aimed at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for not paying over a thousand students their travel and meal allowances. Th…

[GroundUp] Students at the University of Fort Hare returned to class on Tuesday. This followed two weeks of protests aimed at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for not paying over a thousand students their travel and meal allowances. The protests were also directed at university management for power cuts, water outages and poor wifi connectivity in student residences.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa